The Magic of Curry

For us everyday Indian food is magical! Our aim is to bring you real Indian dishes with their rainbow of colours, spices, and flavours and make this magic accessible to all.

We love combining traditional heritage dishes from the cities and villages all over India, with quality ingredients and a modern twist all of our own. We hope you’ll love it too.

About Purple Poppadom

Established in 2011, Purple Poppadom Indian restaurant is located in the bustling Canton near Cardiff city centre. We are open six days a week and only closed Mondays. Our love of real Indian food with a modern twist has resulted in many awards and reviews in national media. These include the Best South Asian Restaurant in the UK, the Observer Food Monthly awards, The Michelin Guide, The Good Food Guide and Best Restaurant and Indian Restaurant in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards.

As well as restaurant dining, we also provide a takeaway service for collection with 20% when you collect from us. For deliveries, we are on Just Eat, Deliveroo, Uber Eats, and Indie Eats. Please click here for links.

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Drinks Menu

We operate a fully stocked bar

Purple Poppadom Indian Food Dishes

Customer Reviews

“Takeaway takes our breath away”

We have eaten here a few time and had a few takeaways during lockdown but never left a review. Our latest takeaway was the Valentine’s Day special. It was stunning, every dish was beautifully thought out and wonderfully flavoured, the addition of the chocolate brownie dessert was really lovely too.

The food is always amazing, yo do pay more than a usual takeaway or meal but this is NOT usual, if you haven’t tried it, do it! The winter takeaway deal is of brilliant value and gives a unique taste experience.

julian0467, February 2021

‘We have eaten at Purple Poppadom before and loved it. During the lockdown, they are of course only available to do takeaway which we tried last night and were not disappointed. From the first mouthful it was clear this was not just another Indian takeaway: absolutely delicious food, and with 20% discount for collection, not too expensive.  Very good portion sizes too: lunch today is sorted as well!’

Stephen Roberts, May 2020

‘Trailblazing a path for ‘nouvelle Indian’ cuisine, chef and author Anand George adds his own twist to dishes from all over the subcontinent – from Kashmir to Kerala. Thankfully, the emphasis is on the perfection of tried-and-tested regional delights rather than anything unnecessarily wacky.’

Lonely Planet, May 2020

@purple_poppadom smashing it out of the park. Best Indian restaurant in #Cardiff no contest

Imran Nathoo , @KitchenClonc

In his words, the chicken tandoori was ‘next level’! We all loved it. Diolch yn fawr!

Bachgen Bendigedig , April 2021

So I think @Purple_poppadom might just be the best #IndianTakeaway I’ve had!

Daniel Lyddon, August 2021

“I love all curries as it’s as if the angels are dancing on our tongue…”

Sian Lloyd, Television Presenter

Tuesday to Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Tuesday – Saturday: 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 9 pm

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Open on New Years Eve and New Years Day

Find Us

Purple Poppadom is an atmospheric first-floor restaurant, located halfway between the junctions of Wyndham Crescent and Severn Road.

We are a 2-minute drive/10-minute walk from Cardiff City Centre. Located within a 1-minute walk of two pay and display car parks, both offering 2-hours of free parking and free parking after 6pm.

Local Car Parks

Severn Road, Pay and Display Car Park, 104 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9DX

Wellington Street, Pay and Display Car Park. Cardiff, CF11 9BL


Purple Poppadom,
185a Cowbridge Road East,
CF11 9AJ

Get in touch

If you have any queries please contact us using the form below, or email us directly or telephone us. We are only too pleased to assist.

info@purplepoppadom.com or call us on 029 2022 0026